Oh Slicci. How do I love...
Oh Slicci. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Or at least write a little
Seriously, this is the best pen I've ever written with. I am a pen junkie (like
I suspect many of you are). I love my Hi-Tec-Cs, I love my Sakura Microns, I
love my Staedtlers...but the .25mm Slicci is a dream come true. Right now I have
8 colors, and I have 10 more on the way. I'm writing this review for the black
pen because a) it was the first Slicci I bought and b) I use it most.
Things I love about the .25mm Slicci:
1. Super-fine tip that is also sturdy.
2. Ink flows very well, rarely skips.
3. So many colors!
4. My tiny hands love the thin barrel.
5. Very lightweight; easy to use for extended periods of time
6. With the superfine tip and gel ink, lines drawn/written are VERY precise.
I've drawn incredibly intricate things with the Slicci that I never would've
been able to with my other pens.
7. All this for only 3 bucks.
In the interest of fairness, I'll say the following:
The purple Slicci disappointed me a little bit. It's a fuchsia-ish shade, and I
like rich royal purples. Also, something about purple gel inks, for some reason
they never flow quite as well as other colors. Just my bad luck? Maybe. I mean,
the purple Slicci is still a wonderful pen, but it could use some tweaking.
Caveat to my number 4 above: Yes, I love the thin barrel, but I recognize that
it isn't for everyone. I have an...unconventional...way of holding pens that is
most conducive to thin barrels. Those of you who find it too thin, perhaps a
rubber grip thingy would help?
Yes, I've had a couple Sliccis (even black ones) die on me. Chances are some of
them actually ran out of ink, knowing how much I use them. For the ones that
still had ink, if I set it aside for a few days, it'd usually start up again.
Some of them might just have had screwy tips. Clearly my few uncooperative pens
haven't dampened my love for the Slicci in general!
I realize I've basically written a dissertation here, so I'll sum it up in two
words: EXCELLENT PEN. :)
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